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S. African Union Says More Than 3,000 Fishing Workers on Strike

June 03, 2011

June 3 (Bloomberg) -- More than 3,000 workers in South Africa’s fishing industry along the nation’s west coast are on strike after talks over support payments failed, the Food & Allied Workers’ Union said in an e-mailed statement today.

The union wants workers to get an allowance of 40 percent of their normal weekly wage of 412 rand for every week of non- production to help them during the months they’re not used by fishing companies, the labor union said. The companies named by the union in the dispute include Premier Fishing, Oceana, Gansbaai Marine, Suid-Oranje, Saldanha Group and Marine Products.

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